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Introduction to Ethics
LO: I will know what Ethics is
Exam info
The exam is made up of two units taken from 9 options.The AS exam forms
50% of the corresponding four-unit advanced GCE.
In the exam pupils will have to answer two questions from a choice of four.
The exam is an hour and half so pupils will have 45 mins to spend on each
Two types of questions: AO1 and AO2
AO1 is knowledge and understanding
select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding
through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and
terminology appropriate to the course of study
AO2 is analysis, evaluation and application
critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and
reasoned argument.
The aims of these specifications are to encourage
candidates to:
Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of
religion and relate it to the wider world;
Treat the subject as an academic discipline by developing
knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the specialist
study of religion;
Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of
Reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in
the light of their learning.
What is Ethics?
◦ A system of moral principles which defines
what is good for individuals in society
◦ Concerned with the principles for right and
wrong behaviour
Why study ethics?
◦ To become more aware of ethical issues currently
around in today’s world.
◦ There are some messy ethical situations out there
which require thought-through answers
◦ A lot of religions give a lot of emphasis to how you
live your life, and how decisions we make in this life
will affect the next life (assuming one exists!)
◦ When faced with ethical dilemmas, you will want to
make a decision which is best for you, and those
whom you care for.
Where does ethics come from?
A response (this will stretch you!)
The M.O.R.A.L questionnaire
1.Individually, list five things that you would say are
be wrong in certain situations
2.In groups, compare your lists and come up with a
common list with which you all agree. Order the
items, from ‘most likely to be always wrong’ to ‘least
likely to be always wrong.’
3.For each of the five things, see IF you can give a
plausible exception where you might be justified in
breaking the rule.
Plenary: 3 – 3 – 1
Summarise today’s topic in 3 sentences.
Reduce to 3 words.
Now to 1 word.